Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, April 11, 2011.
Featuring works by Jen McGinn, Adrienne Westwood, Chase Granoff*, Mindy Toro
*Movement Research Artist in Residence 2010
Dance: Chase Granoff
Piano: Sergei Tcherepnin
This project was made possible in part through the Movement Research Artist in Residence Program, supported in part by the Jerome Foundation.
Chase Granoff has worked as a dancer with many choreographers including RoseAnne Spradlin, Jeremy Wade, Beth Gill and Daria Faïn. His choreography has been presented throughout NYC and has toured to Limerick, Berlin and Prague. He has collaborated extensively with Jon Moniaci. Chase co-curated Live Sh– at the Chocolate Factory with Chris Peck from 2005 to 2008. He initiated and curates Lobby TALKS at Dance Theater Workshop. Upcoming projects include co-curating Movement Research Spring Festival 2011: FESTIVAL!* and a new piece that will premiere at the Chocolate Factory as a co-presentation with Abrons Arts Center in November 2011. Sergei Tcherepnin is a Brooklyn based artist who uses a vast array of sources to create music and sound installations which are potent in their physicality and psychological effect on the listener. Tcherepnin’s music is noted for its attention to texture; his dreamlike narratives are created through ever shifting sonic colors and shapes. As an improviser,Tcherepnin often performs on analog synthesizer and piano, with recent appearances at Abrons Art Center, The Stone, and Roulette.
My Father’s Feet
Choreography by Mindy Toro
Performers: Ella Ammann-Bianciardi, Ali Canning, Karin Cao, Erin Gottwald, Zachary Kruskal, Marlena Penney Oden, Ava Peach Renz, Storme Sundberg, and Andreas Welch
Mindy Toro is a graduating senior at Elisabeth Irwin High School. She has more than loved dancing at Spoke the Hub Dancing for the past eleven years! All of the performers in this piece are Spoke-the-Hubians. She has known Zachary and Storme for all eleven years, and just met Andreas last year. She is also dancing at East Village Dance Project and the 92nd Street Y this year. Mindy has shown her choreography at High On Dance at 92 Street Y, La Mama: The Next Generation, LAVA, and Spoke the Hub. Ella, Ali, Karin, Erin, Zachary, Marlena, Ava, Storme, Andreas, I have so much fun with you, thank you for dancing with me! Mindy is very thankful for this amazing opportunity to share her creative process with you.
Conceived by Adrienne Westwood
Created by Adrienne Westwood in close collaboration with the performers Pamela Pietro and Katie Swords
Costume design by Liz Sargent
Adrienne Westwood is a Brooklyn-based dance artist. She co-founded VIA Dance Collaborative upon receiving the Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Institute in 2003. Her work has been presented widely in NYC and at WUK (Vienna), CCN-Ballet de Lorraine (France), McCallum Theater (California), Island Moving Company (Rhode Island), Jacob’s Pillow (Massachusetts) and dance-dance: a gallery of video (Salt Lake City). She is currently a visiting Master Lecturer at University of the Arts (Philadelphia) and teaches for DNA’s Modern Guest Artist Series, CLASSCLASSCLASS and Lincoln Center Institute. Past guest teaching includes SUNY Fredonia (visiting Assistant Professor of Dance), UNCSA, Performática (Mexico) and Chautauqua Institution. Upcoming: a Blank Canvas residency at The Firkin Crane in Cork. MFA Hollins/ADF 2010, BFA UNCSA 2003. Adrienne has served on Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee since 2008. www.adriennewestwood.com, www.viadance.org
Choreography by Jen McGinn
Performance by Erika Hand, Jung-eun Kim, James McGinn
Jen McGinn received her B.A. from Hollins University in Dance and Arts Administration and continued on to receive her M.F.A. from Hollins in partnership with the ADF. She has been an artist-in-residence/teacher at Dickinson College, Booker High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, Hollins, the ADF, the West Coast Civic Ballet, the nEW Festival, the University of Maryland, and currently for the Center for Family Life. She has shown her work along the east coast, primarily in New York (Movement Research at the Judson Church, Performance Mix, Dance Theater Workshop, AUNTS, Danspace Project, etc.) and Philadelphia (Mascher Space Co-op, Live Arts Festival, nEW Festival, the CEC, etc.). Her interests include Cecchetti ballet, magical thinking, and logic problems.